Friday!

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HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m excited for this weekend because I have plans to make some nice food to store — like quick refrigerator pickles and also a batch of pesto and pasta sauce to freeze. I might do a little baking too in the early hours this weekend before we are sweltering. I’m going to start the book my psychologist suggested I read and I look forward to getting out of my own way. I hope I find some new approaches — it’s been a difficult year. Oh, and I’m going to try to finally watch Poldark! Has anyone been watching? Have fun out there! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

All the wonderful things! Enter my Red Sail Giveaway!

I like this lip stain in Rouge Libertine and Corail Affranchi.

I’d love to try this coconut water lip stain!

SO DREAMY. I love this marbled silk jumpsuit. (57% off!)

I love the embroidered pattern on this dress. (58% off)

Absolutely cuckoo over this top — in all 3 colors.

The shape of this simple white top is so good! (26% off)

This olive jacket is pretty perfect — love the big hood!

This field jacket looks like a closet staple for sure.

I love a good fitted leather jacket.

These pretty shoes are super sexy and on sale. (45% off)

These cute sandals are like more sophisticated saltwater sandals.

I’m totally in love with these earrings.

I need this stunning necklace. The colors! (25% off code: knowyoursource)

Wow. And THIS BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE! (25% off code: knowyoursource)

That cream and black checked clutch I love is now on sale! (30% off)

I’ve had my eye on this sweet sailor bag. (25% off)

This nautical inspired bag is lovely too.

This vegan bucket bag is good in all 3 colors. (68% off)

A darling backpack — and I don’t usually care for backpacks. (30% off)

Yes! THIS HAT and THIS HAT! So good for fall and winter. (25% off)

I want to make big salads in this amazing pink bowl.

I love this chalkboard utensil holder and perfect storage jar.

A beautiful golden bottle coaster would be such a sweet housewarming gift.

A nice DIY sunburn soother.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

The HUGE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now! It’s pretty crazy.

Get 20% off dreamy jewels from Paper & Chain with code: PAPERKENNEDY thru 8/1.

Get 10% off purchases at Red Sail with code: HKSPECIAL now thru Aug 6.

Get 25% off lovely things at Zady with code: knowyoursource on orders $100+

Take $10 off your Helsing Junction 2015 farm share with code: HONEYFARM15 Delivery to Portland, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia & more!

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PHOTOS: 1. Watermelon cover for Vogue by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1951. 2. Helga Viermann by Regina Relang, 1952.

Red Sail Giveaway!

YAY! Today I’m having a wonderful giveaway with Red Sail — an amazing online shop and brick and mortar here in Portland. One lucky winner will get $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like from Stacy’s Red Sail shop! She does a fantastic job stocking things that you want for yourself and there’s a great variety of sweet things at all price points to gift. The Portland shop also has a lovely selection of cards! My current favorites are all the beautiful cotton and linen blankets, the Sullivan Table Lamp, the Moon and Solar System letterpress prints, the Cotton Rope Planter and the Ceramic and Leather Planter, the Moon Zipper Pouch and the leather Triangle Clutch. More HERE. BEST OF LUCK, EVERYONE!! ♥

P.S. Get 10% off at Red Sail with code: HKSPECIAL now thru Aug 6.

TO ENTER:
1. Visit Red Sail and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, like both Red Sail on Facebook and Honey Kennedy on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get 10% off at Red Sail with code: HKSPECIAL now thru Aug 6.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Red Sail. Currently, Red Sail only ships within the United States.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday August 5, at 11AM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post within a few days.

THE PORTLAND SHOP + UPCOMING EVENTS
If you’re in Portland, stop by the fun Red Sail brick and mortar in the wonderful Alberta Arts shopping district. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sundays from 10AM to 5PM. Red Sail is located at 1723 NE Alberta Street.

➔ The Alberta Street Fair is coming up on Saturday August 8 and Red Sail is one of the sponsors this year! They will have a huge sale section, as well as a storewide discount. More Red Sail festivity details available in the days ahead on the Red Sail Facebook Page. More about the Alberta Street Fair can be found HERE.

Retail Happy Hour is an ongoing weekly event on Alberta St., with nearly 40 shops participating. Every Wednesday from 3PM to 6PM Red Sail offers an in-store special, that they post on the Red Sail Facebook Page earlier in the day. Read more about RHH.

➔ FOLLOW STACY + RED SAIL
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Shop Visit: Darling Distraction

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One of the newest and most adorable additions to the NE Alberta shopping district is stationery and gift shop, Darling Distraction. While not exactly on Alberta Street proper, the entrance is easily found just around the corner on NE 16th. Stepping inside for the first time, I was immediately taken by the bright and fun interior (that wallpaper!) which houses an extensive collection of rainbow-hued stationery (including owner Karina Lopez’s own line), gift wrap, party supplies, art prints, fun accessories, vintage tchotchkes, and tons more.

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Karina Lopez is from the Napa Valley, but has been taken with Portland for some time. After traveling here often over the years, a move just made sense and she took the plunge last year. With a fabulous eye for color and decor, Darling Distraction followed soon after. And thank goodness, because it’s the perfect pop of fun and color for all of your party, gift giving, and correspondence needs.

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Also stocking harder to find items like accessories from Ban.do, lapel pins from Little Arrow Studio and Rosehound Apparel, and cheeky nail decals from Sara M. Lyons, I’m thrilled to no longer have to order these items online and pay extra shipping costs. Karina also saves you the work of scouring thrift shops for perfect-condition vintage tchotchkes. Expect to find gorgeous flamingos, playful pandas, and regal chinoiserie dogs among others. Snag one for yourself along with colorful pencils, notepads adorned with playful pink kittens, and apple macaron lip balm to dress up your desk or just brighten your day.

(Editor’s note: My current shop faves are the Anemone Wrapping Paper, the Geometric Honeycomb Garland, Copper Metallic Ribbon, Brass Fox Letter Opener, Letterpress Patterned Copper Foil Card Set, the Minty Eye Wax Seals and the Florabunda Agenda!)

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DARLING DISTRACTION STATIONERY LAUNCH PARTY
If you are in Portland, stop by the Karina’s stationery launch party this Friday, July 31, from 5 to 8PM! Come enjoy cupcakes, drinks and take advantage of 20% off your purchase. INFO.

Darling Distraction is located in Portland, Oregon at 4936 NE 16th Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and on Sundays from 10AM to 5PM. You can also shop Darling Distraction online. Make sure to follow @darlingdistraction on Instagram and Darling Distraction on Facebook to keep up on new items as they hit the shop and upcoming events!

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This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Nadinoo

I’ve always loved the collections from Nadinoo and Nadia Izruna’s current collection suspends you once again in her dreamy fairytale world. I adore the lovely hand drawn prints this season that were illustrated by artist Genevieve Godbout! The designs would look good in solids in any season, but these prints really pull you into Nadia’s vision. My current Nadinoo favorites are the Dovetail Dress in pears, the Button Up Dress in the apple print and the hydrangea Fine Day Playsuit. The Nadinoo sale section is pretty fantastic right now and you can still snap up beauties like the Right As Rain Dress, the Paint By Numbers Playsuit and the sweet Oopsy Daisy Top in coral silk. More HERE and in Nadia’s Etsy shop.

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Friday!

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I’m so happy to be home after doing some traveling up to Seattle last week. It was so good to see some beloved close friends, but I’m really looking forward to catching up on sleep, work and house projects this weekend. I’ve had a bit of insomnia lately, so I’m all out of sorts and, frankly, pretty cranky. I’m also looking forward to stopping by the big Renegade handmade market this weekend — it looks insanely good! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! HAPPY FRIDAY! xo Jen

P.S. Someone needs to make some earrings like the ones in the pic of Brigitte Bardot above!!

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

Give me all these bags! Make sure to enter the awesome giveaway too!

Where was this information when I was single!!?? Spot on.

I love Sarai’s essay on breaking the status quo. Refuse to be labeled.

I’d like to try making this floral cleansing beauty mask.

This whole Madewell x Sézane collection is fantastic.

I love this sweet cactus print dress! It’ll be adorable with fall tights as well.

A good deal! I think this dress would be a great closet staple.

Super slinky little black silk dress.

I love this stunning silk tile-print dress — so good for summer parties! (on mega sale!)

SO MUCH LOVE for this amazing embroidered tunic dress.

I still love this sweet dress in all three colors. (40% off code SUMMERSALE)

A lovely linen romper. (30% off code LOVELOFT)

Just a perfect striped top.

Wow. This white shirt is such a beauty.

These casual linen trousers in every color! Maybe swap out the belt though.

Another great deal! A sweet, short jumpsuit with pockets.

I love these striped cotton and leather sandals.

I’m not sure why, but these sneakers look comfy for long morning walks.

I love this bracelet stacked with this bracelet.

I need this Crescent Moon Pouch!

I love this beautiful bag! I saw it in person and it’s even better than the photos.

I love this dotty leather tote — it is also even better in person!

I’m considering this lovely black bag too!

This pretty striped linen and leather tote would be a wonderful beach or pool bag. (on sale!)

Still thinking about this tablecloth and now this one too. (on sale!)

Maybe I’ve been in the garden too much — I love these pillowcases!

I adore this sweet vintage tapestry wall hanging — a cute curtain on a slim window too!

Ummm… this pink linen sectional sofa and the minty tufted linen one are SO GOOOOD.

FUCK HIM FOREVER. Lock him up. The special treatment is insane.

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➔ A SWEET DEAL

The HUGE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now! It’s pretty crazy.

Get 40% off select summer styles at J.Crew with code SUMMERSALE now thru 7/27.

Get 30% off select items at LOFT with code LOVELOFT — ends soon.

Get 20% off dreamy jewels from Paper & Chain with code: PAPERKENNEDY thru 8/1.

Get 25% off lovely things at Zady with code: knowyoursource on orders $100+

Take $10 off your Helsing Junction 2015 farm share with code: HONEYFARM15 Delivery to Portland, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia & more!

➔ I HEART PDX

♥ Friday, July 24. 3PM — 7PM. At North of West 203 SW 9th ave. Come by the wonderful North of West Summer Trunk Show featuring beautiful works from Fail Jewelry, Young America Creative and Love Jules Leather. All of the designers will be showcasing beautiful designs that aren’t carried in the shop! Plus, there is a storewide 10% off during the event and sips and snacks too! MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, July 25 + Sunday, July 26. 11am — 6pm daily. At Rejuvenation 1100 SE Grand Ave. Make sure to come by the amazing Renegade Craft Fair at Rejuvenation this weekend! There are 200 makers and the wares are BEAUTIFUL. Read my post and see my fair picks HERE.

♥ Saturday, July 25. 11AM — 8PM. At Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique 2515 SE Clinton St. Come to the HUGE Xtabay Vintage Clothing Clearance Sale! Get 50% off stunning vintage clothing this Saturday during the Clinton/Division Street Fair! MORE INFO.

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